It's time to whip out those credit cards. Sephora's annual Beauty Insider Sale is here, and that's a fact that leaves beauty lovers and frequent Sephora shoppers shook. To participate in the massive savings, you need to be a member of the Sephora Beauty Insider loyalty program. The free program has three statuses: VIB Rouge, VIB, and Insider. You graduate to higher levels based on how much you spend through the year. Of course, benefits increase with each tier of membership.
The Beauty Insider Sale runs from Friday, Nov. 10 through Wednesday, Nov. 15. During that period, VIB Rouge members will enjoy a 20 percent discount, both in stores and online, using the 20FORROUGE code. Those holding VIB status also get 20 percent off with the 20FORVIB code. Insiders will receive a 15 percent off discount, using the INSIDER15 code.
Shoppers can use the codes as often as they wish throughout the five day period. We'll pause to let that one sink in. With the holiday shopping season approaching and beauty brands dropping brand new collections, these discounts arrive at the perfect time.
If you are a member of the Beauty Insider program, you are going to need a game plan in order to shop the sale effectively. Below are 10 items you should consider purchasing.
1. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
This peachy-scent, pinky x nude gloss should not be missing from your makeup bag. The rosy shade pops against all skin tones and the super-sized wand makes it easy to apply.
2. Kat Von D Saint & Sinner Palette
Kat Von D is up there with Too Faced and Urban Decay when it comes to epic eyeshadow palettes. Saint & Sinner is limited edition and inspired by the way sunlight hits stained glass in cathedral windows. It's a showpiece for your makeup mantle and your eyes. It's a bit of an investment, so make use of the discount and nab it now.
3. Urban Decay NAKED Heat Palette
Amber-toned neutrals comprise this scorched earth edition of the Urban Decay NAKED series. It already has a built-in, super sweet value, with each shade shaking out to less than $5 a piece. Add a little more savings by buying it during the sale.
4. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
It's tempting to indulge in all of the delicious Too Faced holiday products right now, since they smell as good as they look. But if you've not yet tried the brand's best-selling, transcendent Better Than Sex mascara — which lengthens, darkens, thickens, and volumizes sans any clump action —now is the time.
6. NUDESTIX Magnetic Matte Lip Color
The ultra precise, velvety, and mega matte lip isn't going anywhere. This up-and-coming brand specializes in creamy pencils with pigment that doesn't budge and is easy to apply. Grab one or two and get acquainted with a new'ish brand.
7. GLOW RECIPE Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
K-beauty is a top trend at the moment. If this light but luxurious millennial pink mask has been popping up on your radar, take the plunge and grab a jar. At $45, it's an investment but a worthwhile one, since skin care isn't a chore. Being able to save a few extra pennies on such a quality product is pretty rad.
8. Drybar Detox Whipped Dry Shampoo Foam
There are dozens of awesome dry shampoos lining Sephora shelves. Why not experiment with a new formula, like this foam? It's light, it refreshes your strands, and the musky scent is absolutely intoxicating.
9. Kat Von D Sinner Perfume
In the market for a new scent? Then go with KVD's beloved Sinner perfume, which is spicy, thanks to notes of patchouli, wood, and cinnamon. It's a cult favorite.
10. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
The digital motor makes this dryer super efficient. It's light but high-powered and won't damage your strands, all the while cutting down drying time and delivering superior shine. Given the technology, its price is steep. But that makes it an even more attractive product to buy during the sale!
Go forth and enjoy some savings with your next makeup haul.